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for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines. the nra says congress will not approve either. we will spend the hour on guns, believing -- beginning with colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech massacre that killed 32. >> we're up against an industry, pe le who profit when others use bullets. we really have to engage the citizens of voice to drown out the industry that profits from shootings like this continually in our country. >> will host a debate about placing armed police officers in schools. critics say this helps school- to-prison. the deep financial ties to the firearm industry. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today more than a month after the newtown school massacre. obama reportedly will call for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines as well as expanded background checks for gun buyers. in washington, jay carney said obama will hold the campaign- style public even to unveil his
are afraid it -- afraid of the cloud of the nra -- afraid of the clout of the nra. other measures like increased background checks or banning magazines have strong backing with the american public. >> many european scratch their heads at the mention of american gun laws. how do you explain the fascination america seems to have with guns? >> there's a lot of aspects to it. obviously, there is a culture of violence in the united states. there's a strong military culture in the united states. having said that, the argument you hear most often and that most people often believe, at least those who have guns, is that guns are a symbol of freedom. those are the people -- and believe me, there are lots of them -- who say that any attempt on the government to manage their lives is an assault on freedom. usually people who think that do not really question the argument, although it is obviously not a sound argument. the simplest way -- the simplest way of explaining this is that the freedom of some to possess these military weapons really restricts the freedom of many. just ask those parents wh
, where it has many allies, even though when it comes to giving campaign contributions, the nra is far from the biggest spender, paying about $19 million in the last election. it did not get much for its money. the nra has less than 1% success rate getting its people in or out of congress. the power comes from the membership, which the group says has grown by 100,000 people in just the last few weeks. people like chris schneider. >> this is a semiautomatic rifle, which has been portrayed in the media as evil, which it is not. i use it to hunt coyote and small game. >> congress will likely hear from people like him. those on the other side of the issue have far less to spend. >> gun control groups i would say used to be more of a force to be reckoned with. good they have been neutered on some level over the last 10 or 20 years. but joe biden says he will make his recommendations to the president on tuesday. we expect president obama will make his case to the american public not long after that. >> the un security council is holding emergency talks on the crisis in mali. 30 soldiers have
was there holding a sign saying "the nra has blood on its hands." she was taken out by security as one of the heads of the nra spoke. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the piece ball, which was held at the mead center for american theater, was thought affiliated with any party. thousands came out. the number of official balls celebrating open as an operation is down from 10 in 2009 to just two this year. this time obama agreed to except unlimited corporate funding. donors have been offered a number of sponsorship options including the top tier of $1 million for institutions, $250,000 for individuals. in contrast, corporate lobbyists and political action committee donors were banned in 2009. individual contributions were capped at $50,000. several of the nation's best powerful corporate lobbying forces are bankrolling this year's festivities including at&t, microsoft, southern co. which have collectively spent almost $160 million on lobbying since obama first took office. today's ceremony falls on the third anniversary of one of the supreme court
guards at their schools. >> the white house spokesman called that at repugnant. it makes a clear the nra will not fight back in a fight for congress that it has already said it will win. >> from the second amendment foundation -- he supports america's right to bear arms. he joins us now live from las vegas. thank you for joining us. let's look at some of the proposals president barack obama has put through -- he wants everybody buying a gun to pass a more comprehensive background check. surely with background checks, that will limit guns falling into the wrong hands? >> i have no problem with background checks. the problem is the devil is in the details. barack obama and members of this party have ordered the proposals in the past -- they create a national registration system that is prohibited by law, and would put a gun shows out of business because it would hold people criminally liable for acts committed by people at the show. no one and their right mind would hold a gun show. >> so this is about money to you? >> it is not about money. it is about freedom and the right to buy a gun f
into surrendering. is president joe biden has been talking with the nra. he is heading a task force after the sandy hook school shooting. thailand will be sending about 400 refugees back to me and more. is the second such deportation in one week. they were found in a rubber plantation and more than 100,000 of them have been displaced after sectarian violence. members of the community in thailand have been protesting against the government of myanmar. they have gathered outside in bangkok. they want them to stop the fighting. this may soon be a thing of the past four primary students in indonesia. they want the subject removed so more time can be spent on things like religion and nationalism. they say the move is a step backward. we have a report from jakarta. >> learning about the motion. it is a prime exercised for children around the world. these children may lose out on some experiments of the government goes ahead with taking a science out of the curriculum. >> science is cool. lots of beautiful, objects can be made through science. when i grow up, i want to be a professor in biotechnology. >>
, connecticut senator chris murphy predicted a defeat of nra efforts to block the approval of a new assault weapons ban. >> his job to say no gun control and has congress, but they are wrong. they will see they are wrong as this president brings the full weight of his office to the house and senate and as republicans and democrats grievously have pledged to the nra start turning a different direction. i think today is an important day because it gives a clear forum for people across newtown, across the state, and across this nation and lecturer -- clear the status quo is not ok when it comes to the laws on guns in this country. >> new figures show u.s. military suicides broke another all-time record last year. 349 active duty soldiers took their own lives in 2012, far exceeding the number of u.s. troops killed in battle, according to the pentagon. the previous record of 310 suicides within army ranks was set in 2009. the figures do not include veterans no longer enlisted in the military. president obama has rolled out a new round of talks with republicans on raising the government's borrowi
with the nra, who quickly attacked biden's task force in a statement shortly after. the nra said -- a number of states have got to tackle gun violence on their own following the newtown massacre. in colorado, democratic governor john hickenlooper proposed thursday to require universal background checks on all state gun sales. his plan comes the day after new york governor andrew cuomo called for tightening the state assault weapons ban and limiting high-capacity magazines. all this comes as yet another school shooting occurred thursday, this time in california. a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into his high school and fired a fellow student, leaving the victim seriously wounded. the shooter fired at another student, but missed his target. the kern county police sheriff said he was carrying multiple rounds of shotgun ammunition. >> there was an active shooter that did not show up for school this morning for first period, then interrupted the class halfway through it, armed with a shotgun. he fired the first run, striking another student. the student is at the hospital in crit
is the answer to make our schools safer. everyone cares about that. then the connection between the nra with peter stone and the gun industry. we are not brought to buy the weapons industry. we can bring you this unfettered discretion. you believe these issues are a matter of life or death. make the call that makes a difference. your call counts. we cannot do this without you. connection betweenonly togethea difference. you make it possible. whether you pledge $50 or $100 -- you can get "the realm of hungry ghosts." you can get all three of the books and the dvd of today's interview -- rather, speech -- we did not even played a half of it. but you get the whole thing. make the call that makes a difference. keep independent media alive. make it one of your first things in january. start the year off on the right footing, inshore independent media continues. we ask you to make the call that makes a difference. your call counts. we do not have much time. i want to thank greg for calling in from california. keep these phone calls coming in. we cannot do this without you. the tote bag is you
a school or giving one to minors. the administration is reportedly hoping to counter nra opposition by convincing gun retailers such as walmart that the new measures would help their profits. news of the proposals comes after yet another shooting in aurora, colorado, site of the nation's second worse than rampage last year after newtown. a gunman killed three people in and our colorado home on saturday before being shot dead by police. aurora is where suspect james holmes allegedly killed 12 people and wounded 58 others during a midnight movie screening in july. in aurora police spokesperson described the latest shooting. >> kept persisting on him coming out and surrounding -- surrendering. he did not. then he came to a second story window with a gun and fired upon as a second time, this time shots were returned. the suspect was hit. he has been pronounced dead. we have sent people in and have confirmed there were three other victims inside who have all been pronounced dead at this time. >> colorado is set to open its largest shooting rage to date, the cheyenne mountain shooting com
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